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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 11, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MARLON E R H 1ST UEM A f OEPT Of lOwi COVP DCS UO I NES I A NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FVU TyACTrt WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPX MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY SEPTEMBER 11 1989 TIflS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 288 POLES PUSH BACK NAZIS IN WARSAW Germany Waiting for Poland to Surrender for Decent Peace Some U S Views on Fuehrer By CHARLES P STEWART Washington Columnist Adolf Hitler isnt at all popular among Americans who have come in contact with him In the main these include ambassadorial and consular offfi cials Now and then one or an other of these f u n c tionaries has visited the U n i ted States on leave during the period of D e r Fuehrers i n c u m b ency and Ive talked with several of them quite re cently One was a relative of mine who expressed him self to me very freely Natur ally these chaps all have had a vehement pas sion for anAdoIE Hitler onymity If any one of them were quoted by name Germany would be too bilious for him to go back to while Adolf remains on the job But General Field Marshal Her mann Goering just appointed head of the ministerial council in defense of the reich and gener ally well not necessarilypoliti cally However Herr Goebbels Hit lers propaganda minister usually rated as No 3 Hitler named Radolf Hess as next in line to to have exren fewer wellposted American friends than Adolf himself When I asked how it happens that some antinazi German a Jew for in stance hasnt already tried to bump the present fuehrer off the answer invariably has been that everybody has been afraid Goeb bels instead Goering might succeed him And its the consen sus that Goebbels be worse than Hitler Hitler a Genius That Hitlers a downright genius is unexceptionally agreed The complaint is that though a genius hes abnormal if not actually in sane Hes assessed as homicidal in his peculiarities too Apparently he isnt companionable either He doesnt drink beer as an orthodox German should He has nosmok ing signs stuck up all over his premises Hes a vegetarian They say hes abusive in con versation he raves and rants hes personally insulting to his visit ors In short the verdict is that as an individual hes a darned sight worse than the exkaiser ever was The kaiser bad some of the superficialities of polite society Der Fuehrer is accused of being an unqualified only intrinsically but in his man ners Some of the folk Ive talked with who have met both of the two have compared Hitler with Mussolini Theyve concurred that Benito while a dictator is a ra tional human type of bird who can be talked with reason ably Not so Adolf according to these authorities Such critics dont believe that Adolf and Benito basically have much in common They calculate that Benito is pretty tired of Adolf he considers the latter dangerously cuckoo Goering SemiGood Marshal Goering is classified as intrinsically a nice our own oldtime German Americans Hes represented as a good fel low He slushes beer eats wearues you like him They had sangcrbunds and handelbunds in those days and nobody found any fault with em fact sympathized with em In those times this country was lull of German immigrants who were here because they were in exile to get away from the father lands military conscription In that era a fat chance Germany would have had to develop a nazi bund in America Militarism then was what our Germans were dying to get away from Marshall Goering then is a Ger man we think we more or less un derstand Not so as I understand it Herr Hitlers POLICEMEN OF STATE GATHER AT CONVENTION Registration Mounts at Local Sessions 350 Are Expected STORY ON PAGE 4 Approximately 100 policemen from all parts of the state finished their first day business schedule Monday as the seventh annual convention of the Iowa State Po licemens association got under way for a three day session in Mason City Registration mounted steadily during the first day session More than 25 delegates registered dur ing the afternoon and an attend ance of approximately 350 was foreseen by the convention offi cials A system similar to the civil service was advocated by Senator Earl Dean as he addressed the delegates during the afternoon meeting He pointed out that civil service was desirable but at the present time it needed more smoothing out Senator Dean add ed that the public played an im portant part in making systems like civil service a success Melvin Thompson of Cedar Rapids president of the Iowa Fire Fighters association reviewed the history of cooperation between riis organization and the police mens association arid urged thai the irieridly spirit be continued V State President Carl Higdon Ottumwa police captain an nounced that the Illinois associa tion would not send a delegation to the convention because of the death of its president Myron Crime Strikes at Convention As the policemens convention sol under way Monday morning crime struck home An un identified person took Mrs Har old Wolfes mistake Mrs Wolfe is the wife of the local chief of police The inci dent caused a flurry for awhile and some of the visiting1 sleuths started a man hunt in a small way But the entire matter was settled when the unintentional exchange was discovered and the missing coat returned Two Way Traffic at Front infantrwnen arc shown here marching to the fishting front in Poland as Polish captives carry wounded comrades to the rear This photo was sent to London via Copenhagen then cabled to the u Boone William Mielke of Daven port O J Nelson of Waterloo Henry DeBoes of Charles City W General F R Sanford of Mason City Tom Brown of Newton Jack Haberle of Cedar Rapids Chris Hanson of Clinton William Urie of Waterloo Tom Cox of Ames Eldon Kane of Dubuque Charles Rider of Des Moines and Frank Heslings of Oskaloosa The convention will reach a cli max Tuesday night when dele gates and Stnerids attendthe ban quent in the Hotel Hanford W Earl Hallmanaging editor of the Mason City GlobeGazette will be the speaker Herman Knudson of Mason City state representative will be the toastmaster Gov George A Wilson notified the ban quet committee last week that he would be unable to attend RECORD CORN YIELD FORECAST Iowa Production Is Estimated at Total of 484654000 Bushels DES MOINES on the highest per acre yield ever predicted 495 bushels Iowas 1939 corn crop Monday was esti mated at 484654000 bushels by Camtrill of Springfield 111 The two associations have exchangei convention delegations for th past several years The resolution committee was instructed to draf a message of sympathy Advocating probation C W Barlow of Mason City Cerro Gor do county attorney pointed out to the delegates in the morning ses sion that according to a federal survey out of 37000 persons on probation only 8 per cent were re peaters County Attorney Barlow ex plained that nations using swift sure and light punishment reduced crime more than nations using se vere sentences He reminded the delegates that the public is the de ciding force in bringing about law revision The speaker related the history and development of crime and pointed out how in the old days 160 crimes were punishable by death He explained that even this severe punishment did not reduce crime and it was necessary to have bodyguards Mayor Ray E Pauley of Mason City extended the welcome to the delegates and urged them to take advantage of the citys hospitality President Higdon gave the re sponse on behalf of the delegates The Rev David L Kratz pastor of the Church of Christ in Mason City gave the invocation Convention committees were named by President Higdon They are Credentials William Trentz of Dubuque A Dailey of Des Moines Charles Elliott of Ot tumwa auditing Mark Taylor of Muscatine Harold Weir of Sioux City Hurt Day of Fairfield reso lutions Bill Gormally of Fort Dodge Carl Wood of Sioux City Clarence Niles of Davenport John Rider of DCS Moines and George Pettit of Council Bluffs Bylaws revision L L Eklund of Des Moines Harry DeLashmutt of Burlington E E Miller of Council Bluffs Joe Doiezal of Iowa City Walter Wright of Sioux City legislation Jess Clift of Cedar Rapids Tom Berry of V the federal ment agriculture depart The prospective production com pares with the 1938 crop of 468 923000 bushels and ranks as the fourth largest in the last 30 years The crops of 1925 1932 and 1937 were larger Leslie M Carl federal agricul tural statistician said however that the probable effects of some unusual temperatures and some hot winds since Sept 1 were not considered in the prediction which is based on Sept 1 obser vations French German Armies Hit at Opposite Ends of Sector Heavily Entrenched Forces Engage in Local Advance German Steamer Is Stranded Bottom Tom OSLO 10000ton Ger man steamer Hugo Stinnes was stranded Monday off Lofoten a group of islands off the northwest coast of Norway The ship had a torn bottom PARIS heavilyen trenched French and German armies struck at opposite ends of a 100 inilesector betweenihe Rhine and Moselle rivers Monday as the western front seesawed back and forth The morninr communique from Hie French general staff announced the front was Quiet during the night but that French troops liad succeeded in making one local advance Their new zone of attack was on the eastern end of a line from the plateau of Bitche down into Germanys palatinate area be tween the Little Saar river and the Vosges mountains T h e German counterattacks which the French were reported to be holding off with bayonets were directed against the western end of the line from the Saar bas in where French troops t staged their first advance Action appeared to be gaining in intensity Identity ot the forces involved remained a military secret but it was understood the French divi sion mentioned in a communique on Saturday for a brilliant at tack was a famous World war in fantry unit It was believed that by now the Britishexpeditionary force also had had time to take battle posi tions Operations which were confined largely to contact by advance guards on both sides during the first week of tlie war were re ported to be involving reinforced bodies ot troops as the second The Weather FORECAST IOWA Unsettled Monday and Tuesday probably local thun dershowers warmer in east ajid south portions Monday night somewhat cooler Tuesday in northwest portion MINNESOTA Unsettled Mon day night and Tuesday local showers or thunderstorms prob able warmer Monday night in central and cast portions cool er Tuesday in west portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics maximum Sunday 73 Minimum Sunday night 50 At 8 a m Monday 58 YEAR AGO Maximum 87 Minimum 65 Eain 16 The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 72 Minimum in nleht 4S At 8 a m Sunday 56 YEAR AGO Maximum 88 Minimum 64 Rainfall 01 week of launched the campaign was ARMOUR TURNS DOWN REQUEST Company Declines to Confer Again With Perkins on Dispute CHICAGO Armour an company announced Monday i had declined Secretary of Labo Perkins invitation to confer will her a second time regarding tin companys long dispute with tin CIO packinghouse workers or ganizing committee National officers of the PWOC had announced they would atten the conference which Madam Perkins proposed to hold in Wash ington Wednesday We are entirely agreeable t having appropriate representative meet with the secretary and he assistants to discuss any nev phases of the labor situation ii our plants the Armour state ment said but we cannot see tha any good purpose would be serve in attending a conference whic will necessarily have for its ob ject a discussion of collective bar gaining on a national basis The PWOC has threatened t call a strike unless Armour an company came to terms The las deadline for the strike whic Madame Perkins said would b serious and contrary to publi interest was Labor day A previous meeting in Washing ton with the secretary of labo resulted in the PWOC agreeing t NAZIS DECLARE GREAT BATTLE IS UNDER WAY Think Defenders Situation Hopeless But Fight Rages On By LOUIS P LOCHNER BERLIN UP Germany is waiting for Poland to raise the vhito flag of surrender an au hovitative Berlin source said STonday That will ensure a sensible ami decent peace this infor mant asserted but added that meanwhile Germany had but one tusk in the cast Let arms speak anil break the resistance of the Polish army When asked what kind of peace Germany might offer Poland an informed source said that de pended on many imponderables German spokesmen pointed out that by the terms of her treaty of mutual aid with Britain Poland can not make peace alone She must consult London and Paris The implication was that Poland would get belter terms if the western powers were will ing to call off the war on all fronts German officialdom regards Polands position as hopeless Longcontinued resistance is con sidered impossible The high command however spoke of defend ing Poles and in its communique Monday said a great battle was in progress in Poland But it as serted this was nearing its cli max namely Hie destruction of the Polish army west of the Vis tula In Britain the Times of Lon don which usually expresses the governments views declared that Field Marshal Goerings Saturday speech was aimed at pulling the western powers into a dishonor able peace after the consumma lion of the crime against Poland The Times said that Polands army was evoking universal ad miration but that it was too soon ns yet to talk of what will happen to bargaining discussions loc plant basis rather than on a na tional basis which the union ha demanded at first F R Returns to Lead US Peace Policy WASHINGTON Roosevelt returned to the white house Monday to continue his personal command of the admin istrations peace policy and to make plans for a special session of congress to revise the nations neutrality He was met at the union station jy Louis Johnson assistant secro Invy of war who conferred with Roosevelt briefly before driv to the white house Also aboard Mr Roosevelts train was Henry Morgenthau Jr the secre tary of treasury and Mrs Roose velt The president left Hyde Park N Y Sunday night after a week end i his estate Authoritative sources said that the special session call would go out before tho end of the week The date congress would convene was not specified but Oct 2 was mentioned as a probable day While at Hyde Park Mr Roose velt announced that he nad streamlined his own office so that the nation might not again be caught unaware and to aid in normal operations of the govern ment This change had been thori26d by congress under the presidents reorganization plan number one It became effective Monday morning LOOK INSIDE FOR According to unverified reports reaching Germany the Polish gov ernment has established ils new seat at Krzemieniec 20 miles from the soviet frontier in southeast Poland Berlin military circles were said to be considering declaring War saw a fortified city so as to justify bombardment it A German supreme high army commands communique ack iKnvlcilgccI for the first time Monday that a major battle is in priiRress in Pulaml Until now resistance by the Poles appeared to have been broken easily The fight for possession of War saw seems only to have begun n 200 SQUAREUllfS CLEANED OUT DURING WEEK ON THE FRENCH SIDE INFANTRY AND TANKS REACH SAAR RIVER FRENCH PIANIS FIGHT OFF ENEMY AIRMEN 20 SQUARE HUES CAPTURED IN WARNDT FOREST NO FIGHTING ON RHINE SOUTH OF STRASBOURG ON THE GERMAN SIDE WADS JAMMED YUTH TROOPS TOWARD TRIER BIG ARTILLERY COUNTER ATTACK ROADS MINED BRIDGES ARE BLASTED TDSTEM PURSUIT PLANES BOMB GERMANS CLAIM ALLIED AIR LOSSES M ahmft on the western front military observers in Paris declared the French army in wlr of the Germans replied will a roaring counlcr llcavv Artillery swung into action This Associated Press map indi nortcd s F5enTchUnc in the ea of no mans land where heaviest f1BhlmB has been re actposiHon is HEAVYBOMBING ATTACKS MADE IN CITYS HEART Germans Assert Some of Encircled Defenders Beginning to Surrender Wy LLOYD LEIIRBAS BUDAPEST broadcast from the Polish radio station at Lwow Monday declared that after four days of bloody fighting the Polish army had forced German invaders to retreat from some Warsaw suburbs The report was broadcast at p m a m CST The Lwow station about 220 miles southeast of Warsaw said German planes were bombing Die heart of Warsaw but did not estimate casualties A a r s a w broadcast two hours earlier had indicated the Polish army still was holding the defense lines of their capital The Warsaw radio said German bombs had fallen in Pulsudski Square which is ringed by the war ministry foreign ministry Warsaw military headquarters and the Hotel Europejski where many foreigners stayed before war started The fragmentary report in terrupted by static said a large number of persons were in the Square but did not mention cas ualties GENERAL FRANCO Orders Germans Out of French Border Zone PAGE 2 Thousands Gather at Kossuth Field Event PAGE a Poland Praying for General EDITORIAL PAGE BERLIN PLANS COUNTERATTACK Prepares to Use Every Means to Keep War Materials From Britain BERLIN in a semiofficial statement Monday night promised a vigorous coun ter attack presumably by submarines against the British The announcccmnt snid that Germany would 1 Draft a contraband list of goods similar to that announced by Britain 2 Use every means to prevent materials and foodstuffs from reaching Britain directly or through neutral countries 3 Draw up a blacklist of commercial firms which deal with Britain In economic warfare forced upon her by Britain the state ment said Germany is not only able to resist but to reply with the same methods radio announcements picked up in that annihilation of Polish forces was nearing the end and that many encircled troops already are beginning to surrender Germans announced the con tinued bombing of highways be tween Lublin and Lwow on the main route from Warsaw to Ru mania While there probably are some troop movements along these highways they also are thronged with refugees seeking safety German planes tanks and big guns were reported massing for a concentrated drive on Lwow Monday in an effort to cut Po lands line of communications with Rumania its sole avenue for supplies The rapid turn of events left the location of the Polish government in doubt One report here said headquarters had been moved to Krzemieniec 260 miles southeast of Warsaw and almost on the bor der of soviet Russia Other reports said the government had gone from Lublin to Lwow and was moving eastward from there As Warsaw dur ill for its fourth day of siege by a German force that launched more than air raids and eounflcss tank attacks Sunday the radio sta tion at Lwow 210 miles to ttie southeast instructed the citys defenders to iliff trenches and erect street barricades There were indications the Ger man drive already had started During the broadcast from Lwow sirens could be heard sounding air raid alarms U appeared Lwow one of the chief industrial centers in south eastern Poland was to be sub jected to the same sort of batter ing that has taken place at the Rates of Warsaw since the German forces reached there last Friday The Polish general staffs corn inuniquc No 10 broadcast from Warsaw Sunday night reported German an bombing continued all around the capital Fighting con tinued without change the com munique said in the vicinity of Ostrow Mazowieckic 50 miles northeast of Warsaw In a broadcast from Lwow the Polish armys general headquar ters insisted Warsaw is ready for a long defense and stressed that action on the FrenchGerman front has now really started But the Warsaw station also is sued a warning of the impending attack on Lwow Like the German guns the Ger man bombers had been active since dawn They launched their first raid at 5 a m and their big gest of the day some four hours later when 70 planes were report ed over the city CHARGED WITH DOPE SALE WATERLOO At torney Burr C Toivnc said n c o u n t y attorneys inforrnatiw charging illegal sale of narcotic will be filed in district court against Dr Bickley Lichty 3G who was taken into custody by state agent 1 A radio announcer described the city its population swelled o 2000000 by the arrival of refugees from other sectors as an inferno with screams of Hounded and dyinc added to the horror of roaring planes bursting bombs and exploding shells ;